India, Oct. 19 -- The Odisha government in order to underscore the need for strengthening 'golden hour' management with standard operating procedure for first 48 hours of free treatment, ordered to bring all ambulances under the umbrella of one common call center to provide earliest service to road accident victims today.

Chief secretary Asit Tripathy said that each ambulance is to be embedded with GPS trackers in order to locate the exact position to easily facilitate necessary assistance. He also said that all private and government hospitals have been directed to provide quality lifesaving treatment to road accident victims for the first 48 hours free of cost.

These ambulances have been named '108 Ambulances' based on the emergency h...